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Oh, man. I cannot believe no one made a topic on this show yet.



Anyway, has anyone seen this show yet? Honestly, after 4 years, a lot of people must have seen it. It's a cartoon show on Netflix. It stars Will Arnett from Arrested Development (also an executive producer) as the titular protagonist, who's a washed up celebrity that starred in a 90's sitcom titled "Horsin' Around". It's been 20 years since he's done anything since. The cast of characters includes Mr. Peanutbutter, a rival actor who is assumed to live a great career by starring in a rip-off of BoJack's own show, his agent/on-again-off-again feline girlfriend, Princess Carolyn, Mr. Peanutbutter's fiancée, Diane, who tries to ghostwrite BoJack's memoir and Todd, a guy who went to BoJack's party 5 years ago and never left. This show is definitely not for kids.


It may sound like another adult cartoon desparately wanting to be like South Park, but it isn't, trust me. This show currently has 5 seasons, with 12 episodes each that you can watch on Netflix, which I recommend watching in chronological order. BoJack Horseman isn't like most cartoons, or shows in general. The first 3 episodes of season 1 aren't all that funny or creative, but things really start picking up when the character development and reoccurring arc jokes kick in around the 4th episode. Basically, imagine if Peter Griffin or Eric Cartman or whoever has to suffer from the consequences of their action and try to make up for them against real people. The show has no status quo whatsoever, for example: early on in the show, the "D" is stolen from the Hollywood sign, and every episode afterwards has the sign staying that way and people calling it "Hollywoo".


I love this show. BoJack Horseman is a deconstruction of a typical adult cartoon sitcom like Family Guy. For the most part, particularly in later halves of the seasons, it can get really dramatic and depressing, like in the penultimate season 3 episode, "That's Too Much, Man!". It's unheard of for a show about a washed up jerk celebrity to be heartbreaking, but BoJack Horseman managed to do it. This show mostly has downer endings, and happy endings are extremely rare. That's not to say there's almost no comedy in this show, far from it, it has plenty of funny moments. I'd say this show has 40% comedy and 60% drama.




Don't judge a show from the trailers, it's like judging a book by it's cover, which isn't right.

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No one made a thread about this before now? Holy sh*t.


Anyway, I started watching a few weeks ago, already finished the first 2 seasons.


It is the most depressing comedy I've ever seen. It's about a talking horse who may or may not be a more relevant Jerry Seinfeld. It's got Patton Oswald voicing half the characters.

I don't know why this show works but it f*cking g works and I love it.

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I have to take breaks from it once in a while because it can be depressing as f*ck sometimes.

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Yeah, its a crime that not many people discussed this show. Many of people probably put off by the first half of the first season.

Top of adult cartoon for me so far.

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BoJack Horseman is a cartoon like no other.

I don't know if it necessarily counts as a "cartoon," but Moral Orel has a ton of similarities to Bojack (which isn't surprising when you consider that many of Moral Orel's writers went on to work on Bojack). It also happens to be my favorite animated show of all time, which is probably a big part of why I fell in love with Bojack almost immediately, and why it will likely surpass MO for me before it ends. The latter may have had a similar darkness to it, but it was also still much more of a caricature than Bojack is, so even though I liked the characters they always felt pretty one dimensional even to the end. Bojack's appeal, to me, is how real the characters are; their problems are very easy to sympathize or at least empathize with, and because of that each season is an emotional roller coaster that leaves me drained and longing for more after finishing it.


I can't think of any other scenes in television that are burned into my mind the same way "go to bed, Penny" and "Sarah Lynn?" are.

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I've started to watch this series just recently, because it had great reviews and many positive comments, expecially for season 2 and 3


Well, season 1 was surely "different". I enjoyed it, not the best show around but i started to dig the strange world, the dry comedy with lots of background jokes, the interlaced storyline (with little, funny callbacks) and the weird but interesting characters. It was so strange, yet so "real" sometimes. Plus it was fun, and that's a plus.


Now i'm halfway Season 2, and I'm worried.

The series drifted from reality pretty quickly (a real life Disneyland, a drugged chiken on the loose, a 30-year comatose with a russian spy ecc... it's more like Family Guy), the show fell in love with the "over-explaining" kind of humor, and overall it seems that the "fil rouge" of the second season (the secretariat movie) has been cast aside for the "adventure of the week" kind of storytelling. And finally, i'm laughin a lot less (i know this isn't primary a comedic show and the THEMES are what matters, but still...)


I just need to wait a little longer to see the series getting kickstarted for real, or season 2 is the true quality of bojack horseman?

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Okay, I know I'm a bit late for this, but I've watched the entirety of the fourth season, and, man, it's just as good as the first three seasons. It's probably just me, but there seems to be more comedy here than in the first three seasons, so comedy and drama felt a bit like 50-50 in this season.



I felt bad for Beatrice, BoJack's mother. I used to think that she was heartless, but after seeing episodes like "The Old Sugarman Place" and "Time's Arrow", she's become much more sympathetic. To BoJack, Beatrice is just a sad, sick old lady who has lost touch with reality and that mistreating her now won't make up for what he, she or Hollyhock suffered. And speaking of Hollyhock, I honestly had a feeling she would die after the episode "loving that cali lifestyle!", like Sarah Lynn in the previous season, but the last episode proved me wrong. The last episode of season 4 was great. I feel pretty bad for Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane's state of marriage right now. But, it's nice to see BoJack getting a happy ending for once, after Hollyhock said that BoJack was like a brother to her.



So, what do you think of season 4 of BoJack Horseman?

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So I randomly saw a clickbait top 10 video with some of BoJack's best moments. Halfway through I decided to stop the video to not spoil anything else. I'm gonna watch the series myself. It seems unique and very funny.


Gonna watch it in chronolgical order and start tonight.

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I just finished the first season. Don't judge me :p


Wow. This series is so f*cked up. I thought it's gonna be a funny adult cartoon with some depressing realities here and there but it's the exact opposite. Bojack is such a huge dick and yet I can only sympathise with him. I love the characters of the show and how it's an ongoing series. It's not on the same level as South Park or Family Guy. This is something else.


While South park does reflect on society in realistic ways, it's all just part of the whole south park joke. It's an adult cartoon that is suppossed to make you laugh. Bojack is different, it's very emotional and I didn't expect to get attached to the series so quickly. It's just so real.


It's the perfect mix of drama and humor and the fact that the main character is a horse makes it hillarious.


Episode 11 is my favorite episode of this season. Bojack not being happy with Diana's book just reflects how he can't face his own reality and tries to rewrite the book but he can't. He couldn't burn it either. At the same time, it was funny as hell to see him do drugs to write the book.

But then, the ending scene was a collosal punch right in the dick. Goddamnit. It was jawdropping.


I love this series so much.

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There are some news I'd like to share, first from Twitter:


The fifth season is going to air on September 14th.


And second, from September onwards, BoJack Horseman is going to air on regular TV, mainly Comedy Central, right after the season 22 premiere of South Park, which is great for those people that don't have Netflix.



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Yesterday, I saw the entire fifth season of BoJack Horseman, and my God, it's just as good as the previous seasons.



This season is a bit darker than the previous seasons of BoJack Horseman. In this season, BoJack is working on a detective show called Philbert, along with his co-star Gina, and Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane both deal with their divorce the best they can, with Mr. Peanutbutter dating Pickles, a waitress dog, while Diane starts all over and becomes a writer on Philbert, which is going to be streamed on the website WhatTimeIsItRightNow.com, where Todd begins working at, and leaves his sexbot, Henry Fondle, as the CEO of the company. Interestingly enough, the show-within-a-show Philbert draws big parallels between it and the show BoJack Horseman. Diane incorporates what happened during the events of "Escape from L.A." way back in season 2 into the story of Philbert. I knew they had to bring that up again. I was expecting that BoJack's happy ending in the previous season wasn't gonna last, and I was right. The pills that BoJack takes after landing on his back on a car have a very brutal effect on his life, and he can't tell the difference between his show and real life. This culminates in BoJack strangling his co-star, which is pretty horrifying. This leads to WhatTimeIsItRightNow.com cancelling the streaming service, but for a different reason, as Henry Fondle was fired for sexual harrassment (I'm kinda surprised there wasn't even a mention of Hank Hippopotamus sexual harrasment scandals that happened back in season 2), and not for BoJack strangling Gina. This season ends with BoJack going into rehab, Diane deciding not to write about what happened between BoJack and Penny in New Mexico, Mr. Peanutbutter asking Pickles to marry him (I'm sure she's gonna end up like Mr. Peanutbutter's past ex-girlfriends, the marriage is probably not gonna end well), and Princess Carolyn FINALLY becomes a mother by adopting a child.


If there's gonna be a sixth season of BoJack Horseman, I think that should be the last season, because a TV show can only go on for so long before the writers start to run out of ideas. What I'm expecting in the sixth season to happen is despite BoJack going through rehab, the footage of


him strangling Gina

was already leaked by someone else, leaving his career in jeopardy, and


Mr. Peanutbutter's marriage with Pickles goes very badly.

I'm thinking that only Princess Carolyn, Todd and maybe Diane would get a happy ending. I'm expecting BoJack to probably die at the end of the series, with every one of his friends (including former friends) attending it (including his surviving co-stars of Horsin' Around, Joelle and Bradley) and Diane decides to write another book based on his life, something like "Drunken Horse: The Dirty Secrets of BoJack Horseman".


My favorite episode of the fifth season has to be "Free Churro", where BoJack delivers a eulogy at a funeral of


his mother (actually at the wrong funeral). I thought that BoJack was a bit too soft by forgiving his mother, Beatrice, in the previous season. It's pretty good to see that despite him forgiving her and still seeing his mother as a bad parent, BoJack actually loved her in a way.


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I have some news regarding BoJack Horseman: the sixth season is coming out soon, but with two twists:


1) This season will be divided into 2 parts, the first part being released on October 25th, and the second part will be released at the end of January in 2020.

2) This is going to be the final season of BoJack Horseman.


I know that some people may get upset about this, but I honestly was expecting the sixth season of this show to be the last. Let's hope it will have a good finale.



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Finished the entire show in 2 weeks lmao. Just in time for season 6 finale. Although I have my gripes with the show and I feel like it sometimes "over-dramatizes" certain situations I gotta say this show is unique af and explores emotions incredibly well. 

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The penultimate episode though wtf. I kinda wanted that to be the ending.

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Just watched the entire sixth and final season. My God, what a fun emotional rollercoaster ride that was. Much like in the fourth season, I thought that the balance between comedy and drama in this season was split evenly. The way this season ended was bittersweet, in my opinion.



I correctly predicted that Princess Carolyn, Todd and Diane got a happy ending, and that despite BoJack going through rehab, all of the bad things that he did in the past, including the circumstances behind Sarah Lynn's death, come back to bite him in the ass and put his career in jeopardy, with almost everyone that ever met him dropping their ties to him altogether, including Hollyhock, and losing his house and his money. Even though the marriage between Pickles and Mr. Peanutbutter didn't work out, Mr. Peanutbutter also got somewhat of a happy ending. I was proven wrong, however, about BoJack dying, as he was brought back to life and served a jail sentence in the final episode. I kind of agree that BoJack should've stayed dead, but I thought that the last episode was good enough on its own, too. I view BoJack as a show with two endings: one where BoJack dies (the penultimate episode of season 6), and the one where BoJack is alive, serves a jail sentence and breaks up with Diane (the final episode). I'm pretty sure fans can decide to just watch the penultimate episode and ignore the final episode.


Overall, BoJack Horseman was a really great show from beginning to end. I think that six seasons was a pretty good amount for this show: it didn't go on for so long that you'd probably get tired of it and want it to end, and it wasn't so short that it left a lot of hanging plotlines that didn't get resolved. I thought that the show ended much better than some of the TV shows that ended last year, like Star Vs. the Forces of Evil, or Game of Thrones. As the title of the last episode said, it was nice while it lasted.

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I'll miss Bojack's house. They really slowly stopped using it as the show went on aside from S5 and the Philbert show lol.


I thought I would hate Mr.Peanutbutter but as the show went on he became one of my favorite characters.

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